David Ballew is active/lives in New Mexico, Connecticut. David Ballew is known for plein-air southwestern landscape painting.
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Biography David Ballew
Fifty million years ago an iridescent-winged dragonfly alighted, for
the final time in its short life, on a mud flat beside a prehistoric
stream. The mud hardened to stone and one wing remained there,
over the eons. The fossil ended up on David Ballew's living room
table, the ancient insect's wing pattern still visible. More
recently, Ballew was walking through the aspens above Santa Fe when the
quality of light through the shimmering leaves made him stop
short. While the moment of exquisite beauty was fresh, he opened
his easel and began to paint.
The artist, who has loved rocks and drawing all his life, sees a link
between the two events. "What's fascinating is that these are things
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